October 16, 2021

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.25 Million Grant to Penn St. University Libraries

From Penn St. U. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Penn State a grant of $1,250,000 to establish a new full-time senior conservator position in the University Libraries. Based in the Department of Digitization and Preservation, the conservator will help to care for the Libraries’ extensive collections at all Penn State locations. A permanent […]

Mellon Foundation Awards Penn St. University Librarian $143,000 to Study Personal Scholarly Archiving

From PSU Live: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $143,000 to Penn State to investigate how faculty create and manage personal information collections. Led by Associate Librarian Ellysa Stern Cahoy and Associate Professor of Science Education Scott McDonald, the 15-month ethnographic study will examine in detail how faculty save, share, cite […]

Online collection examines 1960s Civil Rights Movement

From Penn St. Live: Now viewable online through Penn State University Libraries, the Jack Rabin Collection on Alabama Civil Rights and Southern Activists is a compact but highly complex, multi-layered compilation of documents, sound recordings and visual images. Some of its components, including copies of records of the Montgomery Improvements Association (MIA) and many hours […]

Penn State University Upgrades Library's Technological Tools, Knowledge Commons Opens Next Week

From the Centre Daily Times: After a seven-month, almost $12 million renovation to the west wing of Pattee Library, the Knowledge Commons is scheduled to open Jan. 9 with 24-hour, five-day-a- week service. “This is the most drastic change the library has ever had,” said Joe Fennewald, head of the Knowledge Commons. [Clip] There are […]

New: Penn St. University Libraries Create Research Guide for Recent Events Events at PSU

Via Penn St. Live University Libraries have compiled a research guide related to recent events [Sandusky Scandal] at Penn State. The project is a work in progress, so items will be added and moved over time. Suggestions and feedback can be sent to Emily Rimland, information literacy librarian. Direct to Research Guide The Research Guide […]

Article: "Responding to the Call to Curate: Digital Curation in Practice at Penn State University Libraries"

Direct to Full Text Article (14 pages; PDF) Title Responding to the Call to Curate: Digital Curation in Practice at Penn State University Libraries Source International Journal of Digital Curation Vol 6, No 2 (2011) Authors Patricia Hswe, Michael J. Furlough University Libraries Pennsylvania State University and Michael J. Giarlo, Mairéad Martin Information Technology Services […]

Penn State U. Announces Civil War Archiving Project

From a Penn State Live Story: A new project, “The People’s Contest: a Civil War Era Digital Archiving Project” aims to advance scholarship on the experiences of ordinary northerners during a period of extraordinary conflict, a lesser understood aspect of the Civil War era. The website chronicles Pennsylvania’s history from 1851, marked by the bloody […]